I’m a list maker. I always have been. Packing lists, cleaning lists, grocery lists, to do lists. You name it – it’s probably on a post it or in a notebook somewhere in my house. It’s truly the only way I keep my life in order. Without a list and my planner I’d be wandering around in circles in my kitchen asking myself what it was I came in there for. I have binders and folders and itineraries for just about everything we do.
At about this time every year I start thinking about preparation for the holidays. I know what you’re thinking – lady, it’s barely September. Hold your sleighbell-slingin’ horses…but we all know once the pools close and the kids go back to school it’ll be November before we have a chance to blink.
My husband and I entertain a lot around the holidays. Whether it’s having both of our families over for Thanksgiving every year or having friends over for Christmas parties we keep ourselves rather busy. However, with all that fun comes a good deal of preparation in the weeks prior. Lots of grocery shopping and coupon watching and trying to find specific recipes in the unsorted mess I call a recipe box.
So this year I decided to try to simplify things a bit and put everything into one place. Enter … the Holiday Binder. A place to put everything you need to keep yourself organized and make your holiday prep a piece of
cake … pumpkin pie.
Click the link below for our printable table of contents page.
We’ll be posting our Thanksgiving section in a couple weeks.
What you’ll need:
– Sincerely, Doris Jane’s table of contents printable
– Dividers (we like the kind with a pocket for stashing original recipe cards)
– Sheet protectors (to keep those recipes clean)
– 1 2″ binder
– Family recipes
– Calendar / Planner